Cape Town - Former
Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund has urged the country's supporters to do
their bit when the national team hosts Sudan in a vital Africa Cup of Nations
qualifier on Saturday.
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Bafana Bafana are on the verge of booking their place in
next year's Africa’s football showpiece as they top Group A after four matches,
sitting one point clear of second-placed Congo and a further three clear of
defending champions Nigeria.
And, with South Africa able to secure qualification at the
Moses Mabhida Stadium this weekend, SuperSport United coach Igesund is hoping
the fans make the Durban venue as intimidating as possible.
"What will be very important is the support of the
fans. We must fill up the stadium and cheer on our boys," Igesund told
"Such an atmosphere will motivate the players and
instill fear in the opposition. A huge crowd will always make the other team
uneasy and this is what we must do when playing at home."
Igesund, whose largely uninspired two-year reign with Bafana
came to an end at the end of August, continued: "I know that (coach)
Shakes (Mashaba) has a good plan in place so what I really think about
tomorrow's match, tactically, is not important.
"Mashaba has done very well with the team and now we
are just three points away from qualifying. He has done his homework and I
believe that tomorrow we will achieve a positive result.
"It would be good for the country's football if we are
able to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations."
Bafana Bafana will face Sudan on Saturday, November 15 at
the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
Kick-off is at 15:00.